CWA COVID 2020 Emergency Agreement

UPDATE: 6/30/20:

Guidance for Furloughed NJ State Workers Represented by CWA

CWA Tips for furloughed state workers filing for unemployment insurance


Update: 6/27/20: The Job Security MOA was overwhelmingly ratified.

13595 yes

1318 no

14913 total

  1. Summary of Agreement
  2. Signed MOA
  3. Schedule A
  4. Schedule-B-UPDATED

 

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – November 17, 2022

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – November 17, 2022 held virtually via Zoom. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

All Members must pre-register to participate in this meeting. Registration deadline is 2:00 PM on November 17, 2022. Once your membership status has been manually verified, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting. Please do not delay, members who register after the deadline may not be admitted.

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9/13/22 12 Noon Mass Union Rally at the Statehouse to Fight Drastic Increases to our Health Benefits Contributions

All are welcome! Bring your co-workers, your family, your congregation, your community to fight to keep our healthcare affordable! Wear RED!

State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Rate Increase InformationState Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Rate Increase Information

How much has, Aon, the state’s consultant, proposed raising healthcare rates for 2023?
The proposed increase is 20.7% for people in CWA Unity and 18.6% for state workers in other
plans, but over 22% for Local Government workers in NJ Direct 10 or 15.

Are 20% plus increases in health premiums for 2023 typical?
No. Large employers are seeing increases in the 7.0 to 8.0% range.

Why is the proposed health insurance premium increase so high?
Our insurance carrier, Horizon, has failed to meet multiple guarantees of cost savings.
Additionally, the state’s consultant Aon is stating that the increase is due to inflation and “COVID
Bounce Back”. We believe that Aon has again overestimated the need for an increase.

Who has the authority to approve the premium rates?
Formally the SHBP Commission and the SEHBP Commission have the authority to determine,
and approve the premium rates. Unfortunately on the SHBP Commission union members are in
the minority.

Is CWA in negotiation to stop the health premium increase?
CWA and the other state worker unions have contract re-openers that are triggered when
proposed rate increases are this high. Conversation and negotiation have already begun
between the unions and the state to find ways to stop the proposed health care increase.
Agreements reached at the bargaining table are then implemented by the Plan Design
Committee and Commission.

Who else impacts health premium rates?
The State Health Benefits Plan Design Committees, composed of equal numbers of union and
management representatives, can make changes to plan design and implementation that can
save money that end or lower the need for premium increases. The Union members on the
PDC propose changes that lessen payments to providers and insurers without increasing
member costs or decreasing our benefits.

What could the proposed increase cost me?
If the state doesn’t negotiate to lower premiums, you could pay over 20% more in payroll health
contributions every pay period. The actual amount you could lose depends on the type of
coverage you have (single, family, etc.) and your income. See the next chart for a few
examples for members in CWA Unity/NJ Direct, Omnia or the high deductible plans.

What are we doing to fight this increase?
CWA has put together a coalition of state and local government worker unions to increase our
power. We are also at the bargaining table with the state to stop the increase.

What can my co-workers, family and I do?
Call the Governor at 833-479-1993 during the day on your lunch and break time and tell him to
stop the health contribution increase. (see attached flyer)

What else can we do?
Attend the All-Union Rally at the Statehouse on Tuesday September 13 at Noon to stop the
health contribution increase.  Plan now to take off the time you need to attend. Contact your
local union for information about transportation and staging locations to the rally. (see attached
flyer)

Take action by calling (833) 479-1993 to connect with the Governor and tell him “No increases to our State Health Benefits contributions!”

ACTION ALERT! Make the call to stop the State from increasing your health care contributions

The State of New Jersey is proposing a drastic increase in your healthcare contributions.

This increase would create a hardship for state workers who are already struggling under crushing inflation.


Take Action Now: CALL GOV. MURPHY
833-479-1993


Call on your break or at lunch – not after hours – because there’s no voicemail option. You’ll be connected with the Governor’s Office.


Tell them:
My name is ____ and I work in (Dept.). I am calling to ask the Governor to stop any increase to my health care contributions. Thank you.
(If you don’t get through initially, keep calling back until someone answers!)

CWA Local 1033 Annual BBQ – July 24, 2022

CWA LOCAL 1033 MEMBERS ANNUAL BBQ

JOIN YOUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR A FUN FILLED DAY

Black Bear Lake Picnics & Events
465 STAGECOACH ROAD, MILLSTONE, NJ 08510
Sunday, July 24, 2022
1:00PM – 6:00PM


  • 3 Heated Sized Olympic Pools
  • Double Swirling Slides
  • Bear Slide for Younger Guests
  • Full Lifeguard Supervision (Please bring your own towel)
  • Giant Lake Waterpark
  • Paddle Boats on 5 Acre Private Lake
  • Tiki Beach with Lounge Chairs
  • Sports Fields & Courts with all equipment provided including – Basketball, Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Kickball, Horseshoes & more!
  • Outdoor Laser Tag 
  • Pirate Playland 
  • M5 Bungee Trampoline 
  • DJ & Team Games 
  • Face Painting 
  • Caricaturist Artist 
  • Air Brush Tattoos
  • Strolling Magician 
  • PLENTY OF GREAT FOOD 
  • BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS 
  • AND MORE!

TICKETS:

Local 1033 Members / Retirees – FREE!!!  [A $25.00 ticket deposit will be required to receive a ticket and will be refunded at the gate upon arrival to the BBQ] 

Guests (4 Maximum):
     (Age 13 and Over) – $25.00
     Children 5 through 12 – $20.00
     Children 4 and under – Free


Members must have a valid ID to pick up their tickets between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm now through July 14th at:

CWA Local 1033 Headquarters,
321 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

The office will remain open until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th & Thursday, July 14th. 
**MEMBERS MUST PICK UP THEIR OWN TICKETS**  Absolutely NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER Thursday, July 14th, or at the DOOR the DAY of the Event.  You MUST have YOUR ticket to enter.

Questions? Call the office at 609-394-7725


CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – June 30, 2022

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – June 30, 2022 held virtually via Zoom. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

All Members must pre-register to participate in this meeting. Registration deadline is 2:00 PM on June 30, 2022. Once your membership status has been manually verified, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting. Please do not delay, members who register after the deadline may not be admitted.

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Education Equity Meeting 5/25/22 @ 5 PM

The Education and Equity Committee will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm.


Please confirm your attendance with Misty to mlammons@cwalocal1033.com.


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CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – March 31, 2022

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – March 31, 2022 held virtually via Zoom. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

All Members must pre-register to participate in this meeting. Registration deadline is 2:00 PM on March 31, 2022. Once your membership status has been manually verified, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting. Please do not delay, members who register after the deadline may not be admitted.

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Education Equity Meeting 3/29/22 @ 5 PM

The Education and Equity Committee will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm.


Please confirm your attendance with Misty to mlammons@cwalocal1033.com.


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“We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip” Women’s History Month Virtual Event With the Alice Paul Institute

In honor of Women’s History Month we would like to invite you and our members to a Zoom event on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm with the Alice Paul Institute.  The title is “We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip”.  This is a free event so we do not have to pay anything out of our budget to attend it.

Please click on the link below to register for the event. Also, please read the event description below.

We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip – Alice Paul Institute

We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip

Saturday, March 12 at 2 PM

No one gave women the right to vote. They had to fight for it. The novel We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip tells the story of extraordinary lengths women went to for win voting rights. It is based on the true story of one such event- an epic cross country roadtrip. 

In 1915 four women left San Francisco for Washington D.C. on a desperate and dangerous mission. They were going to demand an amendment to the U.S. Constitution enfranchising women. The story unfolds through the eyes of Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg, middle-aged Swedish immigrants who owned the car, did the driving, and fixed what went wrong. The roads were terrible, and the weather was worse. They lost their way in a trackless Nevada desert and got stuck in the mud in Kansas… Between the logistical setbacks and cultural resistance, how could they hope to arrive in D.C. on their appointed day and time?

Author Anne B. Gass’s extensive research into the original trip took her along the same route herself 100 years later, in 2015. In this talk she will share details of both trips, show historic photos, and discuss her approach to bringing these previously little-known women back to life through her writing.

Education Equity Meeting 1/25/22 @ 5 PM

The Education and Equity Committee will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm.


Please confirm your attendance with Misty to mlammons@cwalocal1033.com.


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Misty Lammons Secretary Education & Equity Committee

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